The Blakely Affair is the introduction of Alfred Fenchurch and his partner, Adam Cowley, as they investigate the death of the Dowager Baroness Anglemere and the theft of her fabulous diamonds. Who did it? Jane the maid, James the houseman, Cook, Samuel the one time stage-hand, Doctor Fulke or the Dowager’s daughter, Theophilia or perhaps it was her husband, William Dorchester. Nothing is quite what it seems.
This story is the result of the collaboration between the authors Alp Mortal and Chambers Mars. Seeing the potential of the story as a series and of the collaboration as a whole, we decided to create a separate author, Carter Seagrove, to provide the vehicle for what we hope will be a long and productive union.
The Blakely Affair is the fictitious book referred to in our first project, Dust Jacket. Writing this story has been a lot of fun for us both; particularly as it has again stretched us in terms of style and genre.
The Blakely Affair is a more traditional ‘whodunnit’ and we have created a police inspector by the name of Alfred Fenchurch to carry the investigation forward; not that it majors on the police procedural aspects of the many stories which fit into the genre. Ours is more character-led … and of course, we both had absolutely no hesitation in casting Alfred as gay or in giving a romantic side story with the relationship between the Inspector and the character of PC Adam Cowley.
We hope that you thoroughly enjoy the story and feedback is always welcome. Please visit our website to find out what we’re working on next.
The Blakely Affair
The Inspector Fenchurch Mysteries (One)
Publication date: 02.05.2015
Alfred & Adam investigate the death of Dowager Anglemere. Everyone has secrets!
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